Category Archives: Self-Esteem?

Parents: Simple Way to Promote Success for Your Children

One of the things many parents struggle with or mismanage is the amount of help they give their children. It’s an important aspect to get right (or as right as is humanly possible) because it can lead to long-term problems … Continue reading

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For Parents: Emotional Support v Emotional Indulgence

Maturity, as many of you already know, is the main aim Craig and I have for our children. We define maturity as having all the aspects that Daniel Goleman identified as Emotional Intelligence: persistence; delayed gratification; planning; organisation; empathy; impulse control; social deftness; motivation … Continue reading

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Parents: Free Play Matters – Mindful Disconnection – Pt Six

After all the discussion about toxic people vs great people having toxic moments in a recent post, I’m ready for something a little less heavy! (As great as it was to having everyone’s input.) While this isn’t the post I … Continue reading

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Connection and Disconnection: Two Keys for Optimal Parenting

Children are born with different temperaments (from genes and in-utero environment). There are a range of parenting styles, and life-demands impact on how we can parent our children. Where these three things meet we eventually end up with aspects of our child’s personality: … Continue reading

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Object Permanence and Self-Soothing

A few months ago I began this post with: I am alone in the house. I am responsible, at this moment, for no-one but myself. It is wonderful. I’ve had a long shower, with no interruptions. I’ve scrubbed and flossed my … Continue reading

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Why THAT Wedding was so important

This is not a post about the relevance of Royalty in a modern era. It is a post on successful parenting… Some of the most important things people need to experience to be content are relevant and regular rituals. In a secular world … Continue reading

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Mr Owl Turned Six

I feel like I’ve been saying, the Owl is nearly six, for a long time. And now here we are, the big event has now been and gone. He had an Almost Overnight Party. I got the idea from Carrie at The … Continue reading

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